Florida Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Patties

Total Time:
3 hr 15 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
2 hr 30 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
18 pieces
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) unsweetened coconut, packed, plus additional for rolling patties
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semisweet or milk chocolate, cut into small pieces*
  • *If using milk chocolate, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil while melting.
Directions

Make the coconut filling: In a medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, butter, egg white, and salt until very liquid and warm to the touch, about 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and, with a spoon, stir in the coconut and vanilla until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, up to overnight.

When ready to coat the coconut, in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water melt the chocolate. When almost melted, turn off the heat and let the chocolate continue to melt completely, stirring occasionally. Keep the bowl over the warm water.

Form the balls: Line a small tray with parchment paper. Using a scant ounce of the coconut mixture, roll into a small ball and place on the parchment-lined tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture, forming 18 balls.

Arrange 18 paper or foil minicups on the tray. Place additional coconut in a shallow pan or bowl. Gently place 1 of the balls into the warm melted chocolate and, using 2 forks, roll the ball in the chocolate until well coated. Lift (do not pierce) the coated coconut ball with one of the forks, allowing some of the chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Roll in the additional grated coconut, if desired, and carefully place in 1 of the prepared cups. Repeat with the remaining coconut balls and melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened and use as desired.


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    tastes wonderful, especially if you like coconut.
     
    easy enough to make - if i can make them, anybody can! (i'm no chef!!)
    Tried this recipe using sweetened coconut as that was all I had around. I loved them but others thought they were a tad too sweet. I loved the contrast of the sweet chewy coconut and the silky dark chocolate! Will make smaller balls next time.
    Therefore, I looked up the recipe today, then I fixed these candies and now they are all gone! I am going to double the recipe next time!! Yummy!
    I'd eat them all by myself if I could. I made them for my Halloween party and when I tasted the coconut filling, I doubled the recipe. They were all gone in an hour.
    These are sensational. I added a little bit more coconut than the recipe called for because the mixture seemed a little too moist, but won't do that next time. I dipped them in bittersweet chocolate and finally had to take them into work because I kept eating them.
    I made these today for a Superbowl party. They are so good, I hope there will be some left for tonight!! Sue from St. Thomas
    anyone who appreciates chocolate, and coconut, will definately go nuts over this stuff!!! It's definately a GREAT gift idea.
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